The World’s Tiniest Houses

Published December 10, 2012
Updated September 25, 2018

Pill or egg-shaped, narrow or stout, people have come up with incredible ways to forge the tiniest houses in the smallest of spaces.

World’s Tiniest Houses: Keret House

Unveiled in October 2012 in Warsaw, Poland, this 5 feet wide, ultra-modern house sports three ladder-accessible floors and is now home to writer Etgar Keret from who the pill-shaped abode gets it’s name.

Sidewalk Egg House

Unable to afford the sky-high housing costs in Beijing, Architect Dai Haifei decided to build his own two meter tall, bamboo framed egg-house after being inspired by a project called “City’s Egg” at the 2010 Shanghai Biennale Exhibition.

Ultra Tiny Home

Built on what was once a single parking space, this minuscule Japanese abode cost around $500,000 to construct. No longer home to cars, the space is inhabited by a man named Fuyuhito Moriya and his mother.

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John Kuroski is the editorial director of All That's Interesting. He graduated from New York University with a degree in history, earning a place in the Phi Alpha Theta honor society for history students. An editor at All That's Interesting since 2015, his areas of interest include modern history and true crime.